Police intervened to break up crowds of rival demonstrators clashing in South Africa on Friday, as anti-refugee violence emerges in the country.
Protesters in the capital of Guinea-Bissau demand for the president's departure.
Somalia's new president Farmajo appoints Hassan Ali Khayre as prime minister.
Unknown gunmen abducted two Germans in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna on Wednesday morning, Nigerian officials announced on Thursday.
The North Gauteng High Court ruled on Wednesday that the governent decision to leave the ICC without parliamentary approval was “unconstitutional.”
Save the Children has already warned that over 1 million children in South Sudan are at risk of starving.
The Red Crescent says 74 bodies of refugees are washed up on Libya’s western coast.
At least 30 people are injured and 12 others arrested by police amid violent protests in the the Guinean capital against a weeks-long strike by teachers.
Gambian police arrest at least 51 supporters of ex-president Yahya Jammeh in the western town of Kafenda.
An Egyptian court has upheld death sentences for 10 over a soccer match massacre in 2012.
Authorities in conflict-stricken South Sudan have declared famine in two areas of the African country.
The casualties were caused after a blast from a car bomb ripped through a market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Libyan General Khalifa Haftar has accused France, Germany, the UK, Italy, and the US of supporting terrorism in Libya.
Militiamen killed 25 civilians with machetes in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on Saturday.
Blind Egyptian cleric Omar Abdel-Rahman who was sentenced to life-imprisonment for alleged bombing plots in New York dies in prison.
People took to the streets of capital Tripoli and other major cities on Friday to mark the sixth anniversary of the 2011 uprising, which saw the overthrow and death of their ruler.
HRW reveals details of the execution of 32 civilians by an armed group in the Central African Republic in December.
The state of emergency has been in place across Tunisia since a bloody Daesh terror attack in 2015.
The United Nations (UN)’s former special representative for Somalia warns of the acute threat of famine in Somalia.
The Horn of Africa state is angered at the United Arab Emirates for signing a deal with the breakaway region of Somaliland to build a military base there.
The Gambia notifies the UN of its reversed decision to remain in the International Criminal Court (ICC).
The Egyptian and Lebanese presidents agree they need to jointly fight terrorism.
A Kenyan court jails seven officials of the country's medics union for not ending a strike paralyzing the health care sector.
According to a local activist, Monday's violence occurred near Tshimbulu in Kasai-Central Province of DR Congo.
The presidential decree was issued following the stampede that occurred at a stadium in the northern city Uige where hundreds of fans rushed towards the stadium’s gates.
In a series of photos, five men introduced as army "elements" are seen lying face down on the ground before a militant shoots them in the back of their heads with a rifle.
A leaked phone recording reveals Egypt asked Israel to support its controversial decision to transfer of two Egyptian islands to Saudi Arabia.
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, tried and convicted in absentia, is living in safety provided by the regime in Saudi Arabia.
Authorities in Cairo close the offices of a medical center providing aid to torture victims in Egypt.
A Kenya court rejects government's decision to close Dadaab, the world's biggest refugee camp near Somalia.
Farmajo was sworn in after outgoing President Mohamud conceded defeat following two rounds of voting.
Al-Shabab militants stage a deadly attack on a hotel in Bosasso, ahead of the election of Somalia's next president by legislators.
The Somali police commander says forces will secure the election scene and the vote will take place "peacefully as planned."
Ivorian soldiers in Adiake mutiny, renewing an attempt to secure promised bonuses and make other grievances heard.
Egyptian soldiers kill 14 militants and apprehend ten others in a raid in central Sinai.
In the administrative capital of Abuja, dozens of people also marched to the presidential villa in protest at President Muhammadu Buhari's economic policies.
Morocco says it will never recognize Polisario-led republic despite return to the African Union.
The Egyptian Interior Ministry says the assailant in a recent terrorist attack near the Louvre Museum in Paris is an Egyptian-born.
South Sudan's rebels accuse Egypt's air force of dropping bombs on their positions; Cairo denies the accusation.
The deadly raid occurred in the Hosere Jongbi area near Kontcha in northern Cameroon on Tuesday, according to the UN.
Libya’s UN-backed prime minister says his country may allow NATO and European Union ships to tackle human trafficking in Libyan waters.
African leaders attending an African Union summit adopt a strategy to collectively withdraw from the International Criminal Court.
Nigeria reports two attacks allegedly carried out by Boko Haram in the north of the country.
Two Russian pilots and a Congolese officer are killed after two helicopters crashed in the Congo.
The UN refugee agency warns that Burundians entering Tanzania could face lengthy waits for an individually assessed claim to refugee status.
The majority of the AU member states voted for the re-admission of Morocco during the 28th summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday.
Turkey announces the reopening of its embassy in Libya’s capital.
The Arab League says Trump's new regulations are "unjustified restrictions on the entry of citizens of several Arab nations to the US."
Thousands attend anti-government rallies in Morocco’s capital.
The convoy was somewhere between Bulabulin and Dogonwaya villages when the Boko Haram gunmen attacked.
The Gambia’s Barrow promises a drastic overhaul in the country's feared security services.
Boko Haram terrorists are obstructing efforts to deliver food to northeastern Nigeria, the WFP warned.
Takfiri al-Shabab terrorists on Friday clashed with Kenyan soldiers at a military base in a remote southwestern region of Somalia.
Adama Barrow is back in The Gambia to take office after his predecessor agreed to hand over power and went into exile.
The Egyptian lawmakers have recently passed a new law that puts heavy restrictions on non-governmental organizations.
The South Sudanese military says its positions have been attacked by rebel forces near restive Malakal.
Libyan National Army (LNA) forces say they have seized full control of Ganfouda, a key western district in the city of Benghazi.
Nigerian police use tear gas against peaceful protesters demanding the release of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.
The Emirati man was arrested in November 2015 pending trial on charges of links to Dubai's police force.
Barrow had put off his return to the Gambia until his safety could be guaranteed.
Gunmen entered a hotel in Somalia’s capital after a car bomb attack at its entrance. A total of 15 people have reportedly been killed.
The regime in Tel Aviv warns Israelis in the militancy-hit Sinai Peninsula of a “constant high threat” there.
The UN peacekeeping force in Mali said the attack targeted the camp of troops near the Algerian border.
The explosion came as Kenya said its troops serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia had killed seven al-Shabab militants.
The order went into effect as the new academic year began in Swaziland.
A new report says Takfiri terrorists in Nigeria carry infants in their bombing attacks to slip past security in the guise of civilians.
The leader of Hamas Islamic movement, Ismail Haniyeh, is in Egypt for talks.
A report says suspected militants in Egypt’s North Sinai Province killed five off-duty security forces on Sunday.
An aide to the new president says former leader Yahya Jammeh stole $11 million before going into exile.
President Barrow has said he would return from Senegal to the Gambia once a security sweep is complete.
Delegates from Tunisia’s powerful UGTT union meet to appoint a new chief for the Nobel-winning entity.
Yahya Jammeh finally relinquishes power and is escorted by regional leaders into a plane headed for Equatorial Guinea.
Italy confirms the safety of the staff of its embassy in Tripoli after car bomb goes off near the building.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt was working for a political solution to fighting in Libya.
Yahya Jammeh, who lost the vote, first accepted defeat in December’s election but then changed his mind and said there were irregularities.
The Gambia’s long-time ruler asks the West African bloc ECOWAS to extend a midday deadline for him to step down.
African forces intervening in the Gambia give long-time ruler Yahya Jammeh until Friday noon to quit office.
The UNSC approves a resolution backing the new Gambian president.
The 15-member council is expected to endorse action by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on ensuing crisis in Gambia.
The agreement which asserted Ethiopia’s right to build the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has caused grave concern in Egypt over the prospect of the country’s water and electricity supply.
The Gambia’s vice president has stepped down amid a political crisis in the West African country.
Aboutrika supported Mohamed Morsi's bid to become Egypt's first democratically-elected president.
An explosion targeting a military camp in the northern city of Gao causes multiple casualties.
Jammeh's refusal to step down has sent the West African country into crisis.
Personnel of the ICRC and Doctors Without Borders were also killed or wounded in the airstrike.
Forces loyal to the government in eastern Libya take control of a Daesh bastion in Benghazi.
Witnesses said military police in multiple cities fired their weapons.
The United Nations and the African Union have offered support to the Economic Community of West African States for the intervention.
The protests came amid an intensifying nationwide strike by teachers who have refused to attend their classes since the conclusion of the New Year’s holidays.
The Supreme Administrative Court ruled against an appeal by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi’s government on Monday and said the islands of Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian.
Gunmen attack a security checkpoint in Egypt, killing at least eight policemen and injuring three more.